Official Release from the Steve Kubby Campaign
There’s a Libertarian Revolution Brewing in Lake Tahoe
by Steve Kubby
There’s a Libertarian revolution brewing in the City of South Lake Tahoe, California. A county grand jury has found the current city council to be “dysfunctional” and probably guilty of malfeasance. Three of five seats are up for grabs. People want new faces and new ideas.
People here are forced to live with the most tightly regulated real estate zone in the entire United States and they are fed up. Seriously fed up and ready to listen to someone with a way out of this regulatory nightmare. My plan for balancing the need to Protect the Environment with our Sworn Oath to Support and Defend the Constitution has been enthusiastically received by local business leaders.
Those who would like to dismiss me as a one issue medical marijuana candidate totally miss the point. I helped lead and direct a voter initiative that challenged the supremacy of the Federal government on the issue of the medical use of marijuana. Despite all the propaganda and raids, the Supreme Court of the United States has repeatedly upheld our right as a state to make our own laws regarding medical marijuana, regardless of federal law.
I believe that Round Two is about to take place in South Lake Tahoe. This is a unique city with the biggest ski development company (Vail Resorts), biggest hotel (Marriot), biggest casino owner, all sitting on a border between pro-gun Nevada and pro-pot California. The annual budget is over $100 million, yet the City has a structural debt of $3 million and $200 million in bonds that syphons away all the money needed to repair the badly decaying streets, sidewalks and bike paths. This city is, without a doubt, the most libertarian town I’ve ever seen.
Now that you know the back story, you’ll have a better idea of what we have done to reach voters in our 30 second video.